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ERIC Number: EJ1095420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Relationship between Student Anti-Intellectualism and Proneness to Boredom in a Sample of College Students
Laverghetta, Antonio
College Student Journal, v49 n4 p487-490 Win 2015
College student anti-intellectualism is defined as a general disdain of intellectual and academic endeavors. Eigenberger and Sealander (2001), using the student anti-intellectualism scale (SAIS), reported that SAIS scores were negatively correlated with openness to experience and elaborative/deep cognitive processing. Proneness to boredom, assessed with the boredom proneness scale (BPS), has been found to be negatively correlated with need for cognition, academic achievement, and satisfaction with life (Seib & Vodanovich, 1998; Harris, 2000; Watt, 1994). The goal of the present study was to determine the relationship between anti-intellectualism and proneness to boredom in college students. Results indicated that scores on the SAIS and BPS were significantly correlated in the positive direction (r = 0.619. p < 0.0001). Additionally, it was found that BPS scores were significantly lower in the older, non-traditional students compared to the younger, traditional students in this study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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